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War on Drugs Box Set

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Length: 25 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
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Summary

Three fast-paced true-crime stories packed into a blistering exposé of the War on Drugs.

Featuring deadly Colombian drug lords and the CIA, these three books have hundreds of five-star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos

The mind-blowing true story of Pablo Escobar and the Medellín Cartel beyond their portrayal on Netflix.

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was a devoted family man and a psychopathic killer - a terrible enemy, yet a wonderful friend. While donating millions to the poor, he bombed and tortured his enemies - some had their eyeballs removed with hot spoons. Through ruthless cunning and America’s insatiable appetite for cocaine, he became a multi-billionaire, who lived in a $100-million house with its own zoo.

Pablo Escobar: Beyond Narcos demolishes the standard good versus evil telling of Pablo’s story. The authorities were not hunting Pablo down to stop his cocaine business. They were taking over it.

The Cali Cartel: Beyond Narcos

From the ashes of Pablo Escobar’s empire rose an even bigger and more malevolent cartel. A new breed of sophisticated mobsters became the kings of cocaine. Their leader was Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela - known as the Chess Player due to his foresight and calculated cunning.

Gilberto and his terrifying brother, Miguel, ran a multi-billion-dollar drug empire like a corporation. They employed a politically astute brand of thuggery and spent $10 million to put a president in power. Although the godfathers from Cali preferred bribery over violence, their many loyal torturers and hit men were never idle.

American Made: Who Killed Barry Seal? Pablo Escobar or George H. W. Bush

Set in a world where crime and government coexist, American Made is the jaw-dropping true story of CIA pilot Barry Seal that the Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise was afraid to tell.

Barry Seal flew cocaine and weapons worth billions of dollars into and out of America in the 1980s. After he became a government informant, Pablo Escobar’s Medellin Cartel offered a million for him alive and half a million dead. But his real trouble began after he threatened to expose the dirty dealings of George HW Bush.

American Made rips the roof off Bush and Clinton’s complicity in cocaine trafficking in Mena, Arkansas.

©2017 Shaun Attwood (P)2017 Shaun Attwood

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great

Fast paced and informative and extremely well researched. If this is a genre you're interested in then you can't go wrong with this trilogy

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excellent and informative

Thank you Shaun for this eye opening book. thoroughly enjoyed. Will be ordering more of your work.

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We live in a corrupt system and without the dirty money we would not survive

I have watched Narcos on Netflix, this book was interesting and informative, I have learnt more about the drug cartels and it’s extremely disturbing how involved some people are, we live in a corrupt system but without the dirty money, we wouldn’t be able to survive.

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  • Steve Sauer
  • 31-05-18

Reads like a High School Book Report

Although each book had different Narrators all failed to add to what at best was Wikipedia type of general information on the respective topics.

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  • Chris
  • 21-01-20

Absolutely compelling real history of the drug war

Fascinating and disgusting at the same time, Reagan, Bush and the Clinton’s drug wars destroyed so many lives and families and they profited every step of the way, lying to us right to our faces. Despicable. Clinton snorting cocaine and then passing laws to lock people up for decades for selling cocaine, all of them should be held accountable for their crimes, utterly despicable. If you want a well written, detailed story of what’s been going on, get this book.
We should Legalize all drugs, DEA and the “war on drugs” is an absolute failure

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  • David
  • 30-08-19

Don’t be next on the presidential hit list Shaun!

Thank you Shaun for opening people’s eyes who normally wouldn’t look in that direction. You lure them in with good prison stories and you yank them down the rabbit hole of deceit. Thank again you really did your homework. I will be sharing this book series with everyone who will listen.

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  • Open Ears
  • 26-05-18

Loved it!

Great book .
Didn't want to stop
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will recommend this book